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Top 90 Mobile Trends in August

From Dual-Device Desk Chargers to Fried Chicken Smartphones

— August 27, 2017 — Tech
Looking at the August 2017 mobile trends, it's clear how far technology has come — and thus how far it could still go. It's become a popular piece of generational bragging and self-parodizing to note how people now carry around in their pockets more computing power than was in all of mission control when the Apollo shuttles carried men to the moon. But technological developments are effectively ceaseless, which offers up the question of what that phrase might look like applied to today's generation in the future. People might carry around more computing power than it currently takes to runs Google's entire cloud server, or who knows what else. In either case, the August 2017 mobile trends show that mobile technology is a powerful force.

One of the most impressive recent examples of hardware is the Meizu Pro 7, which comes with a dual display. On top of the regular screen, the phone packs in even more information space with a smaller screen on the rear.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Photo-Censoring Apps
Photo-Censoring Apps
The 'Redacted' App Lets You Share an Image with Censoring
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89
Data-Deducing Apps
Data-Deducing Apps
Google's New Data-Saving App Helps You Evade Unwanted Overage Charges
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88
Social Camera Brand Apps
Social Camera Brand Apps
The GoPro 'QuikStories' App Lets You Create Beautiful Video Clips
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87
Integrated Mapping Apps
Integrated Mapping Apps
The OneMap App Combines Map Services With Traffic Updates
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86
Groundwater Geology Websites
Groundwater Geology Websites
This Website Helps Measure Decline Of Groundwater Levels In Houston
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85
Simplistic App-Testing Sites
Simplistic App-Testing Sites
Beta Testers.io Lets Techies Try New Android and iOs Apps for Free
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84
Efficiency-Focused Commuter Apps
Efficiency-Focused Commuter Apps
BlaBlaLines Works Like a Train to Make Commuting Easier
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83
Audio Tone Tickets
Audio Tone Tickets
Ticketmaster and Lisnr's Breaking the Ticket Replaces Tickets with Audio Data
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82
Biometric Identification Apps
Biometric Identification Apps
The Aadhaar App Lets Indians Easily Access Government Services
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81
Virtual Appointment Apps
Virtual Appointment Apps
The 'Push Doctor' App Lets Users Schedule Virtual Doctor Visits
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80
Mobile Brewing Monitors
Mobile Brewing Monitors
PLAATO Tracks the Beer Fermentation Process from Anywhere
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79
Bluetooth Luggage-Tracking Apps
Bluetooth Luggage-Tracking Apps
TravelTag Shows When a User's Bags Have Arrived to a Destination
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78
Meowing Parking Apps
Meowing Parking Apps
This App Uses Feline Notifications to Help Portland Residents Avoid Tickets
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77
Pocket-Friendly Phone Designs
Pocket-Friendly Phone Designs
The LG Q8 is a Smaller Version of the Flagship V20 Smartphone
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76
Live Flight-Tracking Apps
Live Flight-Tracking Apps
Flightradar24 is an App That Allows Users to See Flight Patterns
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75
Automated Saving Apps
Automated Saving Apps
'Chip' Uses Artificial Intelligence to Help Millennials Save Money
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74
Machine Learning Keyboards
Machine Learning Keyboards
The Unpossib.ly AI Keyboard Lets Users Type Three-Times Faster
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73
Mobile Data Marketplaces
Mobile Data Marketplaces
DentCoin Lets Users Monetize Their Extra Mobile Data
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72
Optimized Special-Edition Smartphones
Optimized Special-Edition Smartphones
The 'Microsoft Edition' Galaxy S8 is Optimized In the Store
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71
Open-Air Cinema Clubs
Open-Air Cinema Clubs
EE Launched the '4GEE Community Cinema Club' to Share Films Above Sea Level
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70
Encrypted Ride-Sharing Companies
Encrypted Ride-Sharing Companies
Ride-Hailing Service ORide Protects the Data of Its Users
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69
eCommerce Messaging Apps
eCommerce Messaging Apps
Amazon Anytime Offers Voice and Video Calling, Plus Filters and More
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68
Lightweight Networking Apps
Lightweight Networking Apps
The LinkedIn Lite App is Directed Towards Users With Less Data Access
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67
AR Dancing Instructors
AR Dancing Instructors
'Dance Reality' Uses Apple's ARKit to Teach People to Dance
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66
Dual-Display Smartphones
Dual-Display Smartphones
The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus Boasts a Display on the Rear
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65
Path-Sharing Social Networking Services
Path-Sharing Social Networking Services
'Pathstory' Lets Users Share Their Path and Photos via GPS
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64
Efficiency-Focused Dating App Updates
Efficiency-Focused Dating App Updates
This New Tinder Update Will Showcase Images More Prominently
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63
Simplistic Security Camera Apps
Simplistic Security Camera Apps
The Snoop App Turns Smarthpones and Tablets into Security Cameras
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62
Locational Currency Exchange Apps
Locational Currency Exchange Apps
'Peerex' Helps Users Get Local Currency via Certified Merchants
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61
Batteryless Cellphones
Batteryless Cellphones
University of Washington Researchers Developed a Battery-Free Cellphone
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60
Battery Explosion Protection Cases
Battery Explosion Protection Cases
The EXPLOSHIELD Smartphone Battery Bomb Suit Ensures Safety
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59
Review-Eliminating Restaurant Apps
Review-Eliminating Restaurant Apps
The 'Taste' App Has Locals Pick Favorites Rather Than Reviewing
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58
AR University Acceptance Letters
AR University Acceptance Letters
This Chinese University is Using AR to Issue Acceptance Letters
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57
Personalized Search Engine Feeds
Personalized Search Engine Feeds
Google Announced Personalized Updates to its Homepage
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56
Emoji-Based City Discovery Apps
Emoji-Based City Discovery Apps
The Beacon Me App Uses Emojis to Display Unique Points of Interest
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55
Travel Time Optimization Apps
Travel Time Optimization Apps
Google Maps' New Feature Will Let You Know the Best Travel Times
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54
Interactive Bear Toys
Interactive Bear Toys
Roby d'Bear is a Robot That Blurs the Lines Between Tech and Reality
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53
Exclusive Social Dating Apps
Exclusive Social Dating Apps
Blue by Loveflutter is a Dating App Just for Verified Twitter Members
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52
Gamified Matchmaking Services
Gamified Matchmaking Services
CrushTime is a Simple Game That's Helping People Find Matches
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51
Collaborative Recruiting Apps
Collaborative Recruiting Apps
Google's 'Hire' Recruiting App Streamlines Human Resources Functions
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50
Collaborative Live Stream Apps
Collaborative Live Stream Apps
'Hivecast' Lets You Produce a Live Stream with Friends or Teams
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49
Dual-Device Desk Chargers
Dual-Device Desk Chargers
The Spigen S317 iPhone and AirPod Charging Stand Has a Low Profile
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48
AI Fitness Class-Finding Apps
AI Fitness Class-Finding Apps
'Actively' Lets You Book Fitness Classes That Fit Your Schedule
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47
Healthy Habit-Forming Apps
Healthy Habit-Forming Apps
'Mr. Habit' Helps You Control Your Habits with Your Schedule in Mind
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46
Smartphone Sleeping Bags
Smartphone Sleeping Bags
'Bagby' Puts Phones to Bed for a Phone-Free Bedroom Challenge
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45
App-Connected Vehicle Updates
App-Connected Vehicle Updates
Mojio and Rogers Announced 'Rogers Smart Drive' Vehicle Updates
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44
Portable Biometric Scanners
Portable Biometric Scanners
Fujitsu's Portable Vein Scanner Makes Biometric Recognition Accessible
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43
Quick-Charge Battery Smartphones
Quick-Charge Battery Smartphones
The DOOGEE BL5000 Smartphone Charges in Just One Hour
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42
Lookalike Dating App Features
Lookalike Dating App Features
Badoo's 'Lookalikes' Searches for Matches That Resemble Celebrities
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41
Versatile Ultra-Slim Wireless Chargers
Versatile Ultra-Slim Wireless Chargers
The 'Mergic' Wireless Charging Solution is for Use Anywhere
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40
AR Photography Apps
AR Photography Apps
'Lumyer' Adds Animated Augmented Reality Effects to Photos
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39
Narrative Visual Impairment Apps
Narrative Visual Impairment Apps
Microsoft's 'Seeing AI' Can Narrate the World Around You
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38
Inexpensive Dual-SIM Cellphones
Inexpensive Dual-SIM Cellphones
The New Nokia 105 Has No Camera or Fancy Features
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37
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
Motorola Has Unveiled a 360-Degree Moto Mod Camera
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36
Interactive Zoo Apps
Interactive Zoo Apps
The Pittsburgh Zoo's App Combines Selfie Revelry With An Educational Message
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35
AR Jersey Apps
AR Jersey Apps
The Kings + Golden 1 Center App Shares the Look of the Team's New Nike Jerseys
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34
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Mixed-Reality Mobile Games
Brave Explorers Brings IRL Gamescapes to Life With its Mobile App
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33
360-Degree Photography Apps
360-Degree Photography Apps
'Lookabout' is a Community for Sharing Immersive Panoramic Photos
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32
Oceanic Shell Phone Covers
Oceanic Shell Phone Covers
The Cover-Up Shell Collection is Inspired by the Beach
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31
Motherhood Advice Apps
Motherhood Advice Apps
This App for New Mothers Connects Breastfeeding Moms with Specialists
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30
Pixelated Photo Filters
Pixelated Photo Filters
The Bricks App Turns iPhone Photos into 8-Bit Images
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29
Macro Photography Smartphone Bands
Macro Photography Smartphone Bands
The 'Easy-Macro' Macro Photography Lens Slips onto Your Device
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28
Emoji-Based Language Apps
Emoji-Based Language Apps
The Emoji Stone App Uses Emoticons to Teach Foreign Words and Phrases
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27
Senior Smart Home Services
Senior Smart Home Services
Best Buy's 'Assured Living' is a Notification Service for Caretakers
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26
Scheduled Routine Time Apps
Scheduled Routine Time Apps
The 'Sand' App Enables Time Blocking to Add Tasks in a Snap
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25
Location-Based Coffee Campaigns
Location-Based Coffee Campaigns
NESCAFE Encouraged Social Coffee Using Snapchat's Snap Maps
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24
Unbranded Phone Case Designs
Unbranded Phone Case Designs
The HSBC Mobile Studio Tour Lets Users Create Customized Phone Cases
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23
Prismatic Smartphone Camera Lenses
Prismatic Smartphone Camera Lenses
The Trippy Clip 'Pryzma' Creates Ethereal Snapshots
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22
Thermal Phone Protection Pouches
Thermal Phone Protection Pouches
The Phoozy Thermal Phone Pouch Keeps Extreme Temperatures Out
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21
Shoppable Storytelling Services
Shoppable Storytelling Services
'Amazon Spark' is an Inspirational, Shoppable Platform
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20
Smartphone Media Card Drives
Smartphone Media Card Drives
The Hyperdrive Type-C Connection Kit Expands Smartphone Capabilities
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19
Recording Expansion Smartphone Drives
Recording Expansion Smartphone Drives
The iKlips Wizard Opens Up iOS Recording Capabilities
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18
Handlebar Smartphone Holders
Handlebar Smartphone Holders
The Malle London James Navigator GPS Smartphone Sleeve is Chic
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17
Fried Chicken Smartphones
Fried Chicken Smartphones
Huawei's Kentucky Fried Chicken Phone Comes with Branded Apps
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16
AR Shopping Apps
AR Shopping Apps
Fashion Retailer YOOX Now Lets Users Try On Accessories with the Lumyer App
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15
Solar Charging Smartphone Cases
Solar Charging Smartphone Cases
The 'CHARGLESS' Phone Case Wallets Charge Devices without Outlets
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14
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Social Media-Inspired Mobile Games
Snapchat's 'Dancing Hotdog' Filter Has Become a Video Game
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13
Smart Selfie Sticker Apps
Smart Selfie Sticker Apps
'Sticky AI' Uses Artificial Intelligence to Turn Selfies into Stickers
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12
App-Enabled Car Smartphone Docks
App-Enabled Car Smartphone Docks
The 'QLYX' Smart Mounts Upgrade Your Vehicular Experience
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11
Intentionally Antiquated Cellphones
Intentionally Antiquated Cellphones
The Mindfulness Phone Encourages Users to Live in the Now
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10
Multi-Lens Smartphone Cases
Multi-Lens Smartphone Cases
The Ztylus Switch 6 iPhone Lens System Enables Crisp Photography
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9
Ergonomic Phone-Holding Accessories
Ergonomic Phone-Holding Accessories
'Floop Loop' Enables Users to Hold Their Phone with a Finger
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8
Spring-Loaded iPhone Card Cases
Spring-Loaded iPhone Card Cases
The Killspencer Card Carrier iPhone Case is Stylishly Useful
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7
Custom-Backed Smartphones
Custom-Backed Smartphones
The NuAns NEO Reloaded Has Hundreds of Different Design Combinations
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6
Textured Phone Cases
Textured Phone Cases
This Phone Case Was Inspired by the Rippled Surface of a Stingray
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5
Song-Sharing Beer Bottles
Song-Sharing Beer Bottles
The Newest Alcohol-Free Bottles of Miller Beer Instantly Share Music
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4
Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
Skeletal Smartphone Storage Cases
The 'Arc' Phone Case Offers a Bevy of Functions and Protection
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3
Conceptual Bezel-Free Smartphones
Conceptual Bezel-Free Smartphones
The Nokia Vision 2018 Concept Phone is Stylishly Simple
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2
Modern Flip Phones
Modern Flip Phones
Halcyon is a Smart Flip Phone with a Minimalist Feel
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1
Holographic Display Smartphones
Holographic Display Smartphones
RED Has Designed the World's First Glasses-Free Holographic Phone
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